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Nov 6, 2012 7:30pm EST
. this is a state that president obama won by 6% in 2008, but again, the mitt romney lead may or may not last because only 2% of the vote has been counted. bob schieffer, the other state that has just closed, the state of ohio is critical to mitt romney's hopes for winning the white house. >> absolutely. i mean, his people told me last week, yes, we could win if we lost ohio, but i think it would be a very tall hill to climb if that happened. i mean, and the only thing that we have said through this campaign season more than it's coming out to turnout, no republican has won the presidency unless they won ohio. 18 electoral votes up there. if you say that president obama starts tonight or we think he has 237 electoral votes for sure and he'll probably get in nevada which is six votes, that brings him to 243 votes. if he picked up ohio, then he would have, i think, 261 votes. he would need only nine more votes to climb the presidency. ohio is always important, especially to republicans, i'd say, this year more important than ever. >> we've been talking to voters in all states as they've left th
CBS
Nov 7, 2012 12:00pm EST
after the most expensive campaign in history, president obama begins planning his next four years in office. bigad shaban takes a look at challenges awaiting the president. >> reporter: a victorious barack obama heads back to washington to face the same divided congress in his secd term. >> the recognition that we have common hopes and dreams won't end all the gridlock. to solve all our problems. >> reporter: the president swept almost all the battleground states. giving him a decisive victory in the electoral college. but the popular vote was much closer. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. >> reporter: during the president's speech here, he promised to work across party lines. he'll have to, congress remains split. democrats held on to the senate, while republicans kept the majority in the house. president obama hopes to sit down with mitt romney in the coming weeks to meet the difficult challenges ahead. in his concession speech romney also expressed the need to find common ground. >> and at a time like this we can't risk parti
CBS
Nov 6, 2012 11:30pm EST
people who wanted president obama desperately to be re- elected, there is a little bit of sense of magic tonight as that re-election has apparently happened. right now they are waiting, hoping for the man of the hour, president obama to step to the stage and give the acceptance speech. perhaps in that speech, he may recapture some of that magic from 2008. even so the results tonight, e results tonight are what they were looking for. you see the american flag. you see the thousands who have gathered and you see the joy on the faces of those who supported president obama. bruce johnson is now live at u street downtown washington, d.c., where some of that same excitement is going on in our own hometown. bruce? >> reporter: derek, right now i'm outside of bus boys and forest. [ cheers and applause ] >> 14th and b. [ cheers and applause ] >> this entire group, they waited inside at one point. they're crazy. [ cheers and applause ] >> four more years! for more years! four more years! four more years! >> this is part of that young group that they said wouldn't show up again after four
CBS
Nov 7, 2012 4:00am EST
captioning funded by cbs >>> four more years. >> thank you. thank you. >> president obama wins a second term in the white house after scoring election night victories in the key battleground states of ohio, virginia, iowa, and colorado. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. and you've made me a better president. >> mitt romney conceding defeat after a bitter and costi itly campaign. >> ann and i join with you to earn estly pray for him and the nation. >> but little changes in congress, with democrats maintaining control of the senate, while the gop holds sway over the house. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, november 7th, 2012. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. barack obama has been reelected president of the united states. mr. obama won a second term in office defeating mitt romney following an often nasty and costly election. democrats have retained control of the senate, republicans continue to control the house. president obama won a decisive victory over mitt romney racking up wins in at least 7 of 9 battle
CBS
Nov 6, 2012 6:30pm EST
barack obama will get a second term or whether mitt romney will be the next president. we've been talking to voters all day long all over america as they left the polls today and 52% told us that the country on the wrong track. 46% said the country is headed in the right direction. and that's more than twice as many as the last time we asked four years ago. when we asked which quality in a ancandidate is most important to them, 29% said a vision for the future. 28% said shares my values. 20% cares about me. and 19% said the most important quality in a candidate is that he is a strong leader. our entire campaign 2012 team is covering this election night. first we'll go to jan crawford in boston with the romney campaign. jan? >> reporter: well, scott, after 17 months of campaigning, that hard fought primary, and then, of course, the bruising general election battle, governor romney and his wife ann cast their votes this morning here in massachusetts. then governor romney was off for a little more campaigning trying to get every possible vote. he went to ohio and pennsylvania. here's what he
CBS
Nov 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
on the homestretch. >> president obama tour devastated areas of new jersey with governor chris christie. >> she's sick it and crying her heart out about it. >> i'm tired. >> unusual approach to getting goods over the border,ing agents came across the jeep as it got stuck. >> all that -- >> give me a break. >> you wear a belt i'll start drawing a miss. >> -- and all that matters. >> amazing time laps video of sandy slamming new york city. >> few more days and no power new york might get weird. >> on cbs "this morning." >> speaking foreign language >> when your city is flooding that's as bad as antonio [ bleep ] banderas. >>> welcome to cbs "this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york, norah o'donnell is in washington. the extent of superstorm sandy's damage has become clearer and more alarming, five a day. this morning sandy is blamed for 75 deaths in ten states. and about 5 million homes and businesses still have no electricity. >> in new york city many subway and commuter trains are now running and the city has put restrictions on drivers trying to get into manhattan. drivers also face severe
CBS
Nov 5, 2012 6:30pm EST
states that could tip the balance tomorrow night president obama has a slight advantage over mitt romney. in ohio, a university of cincinnati poll shows the president ahead 50% to 49%. in florida, a recent poll has him ahead by just two points. in wisconsin, the president leads by three points. in iowa, the "des moines register" shows mr. obama up five points. and the colorado poll has him ahead by two points. our campaign 2012 team is covering. first we're going to go to nancy cordes with the president tonight. nancy? >> pelley: scott, after 100 rallies, the president holds his final one here in d.e.m. moyne tonight for two reasons: first, because iowa is one of the battleground states the campaign feels most confident about winning and second because, in many ways, this is the state that first catapulted him towards the president swi that upset win in the iowa caucuses five years ago. >> hello, colorado! hello, wisconsin! hello, ohio! >> pelley: president obama has spent the past 48 hours in seven states, three time zones. >> are you fired up? >> reporter: surrendering sleep and his vo
CBS
Nov 5, 2012 7:00am EST
america. >> president obama and mitt romney blitz the swing state in a race still too close to call. >> only one full day of campaigning left. >> all of this comes down to turnout because frankly there's very few if undecided votes left. >> the campaign we built is a close race. we think the president is in a good position to win. >> we think romney will win ohio. >> i think it's impossible to call. >> it's a week now since sandy hit but the people who lost everything and are suffering now in the bitter cold, it feels like an eternity. >> sitting here bundled up. it's terrible. >> as many as 40,000 new yorkers may need temporary housing. forecasters are predicting a nor'easter will slam the region on wednesday. >> me i can be hungry but i don't want my children to be hungry. >> a group of african painted dogs attacked a child who fell into the zoo. >> he used a prosthetic leg that responds to his thoughts. >> all that -- >> touchdown. >> doug martin finishes with 251 yards and four touchdowns. >> -- and all that matters. >> both of you can't get together and accomplish things in >>
CBS
Nov 9, 2012 7:00am EST
. >>> good morning. it is friday, november 9, 2012. welcome to cbs "this morning." president obama makes his case today on what needs to to be done to head off the looming budget crisis. while republicans focus on what went wrong inside mitt romney's campaign. we'll talk with former secretary of state condoleezza rice. >> frustration gross in the northeast. new york begins to ration gas and thousands still remain in the dark. >> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> we're not going over the cliff. we're determined not to go over the cliff. >> nerves rattled in washington and on wall street. over a looming fiscal crisis. >> steep budget cuts and tax increases that will kick in on january 1st unless congress and the president reach a deal. >> raising tax rates is not acceptable and frankly couldn't even pass the house. >> today president obama is expected to deliver his first remarks on his agenda since election night. noomb snowboard everybody is talking about the fiscal cliff. i would talk about the fiscal cliff if i knew what it was. >>
CBS
Nov 3, 2012 8:00am EDT
victims here in the northeast. but there is some hope that the shortage won't last much longer. the obama administration will purchase up to 22 million gallons of gasoline and diesel to new york and new jersey for distribution. the federal government also plans to tap national oil reserves ben tracey is in new jersey with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good another long day and now rationing to deal with. as of noon today in 12 counties in new jersey if your license plate ends with an odd number you can only buy gas on odd number days. ends with an even number you can only buy on even day. folks are happy to hear help is on the way. new york harbor is the busiest oil port and it's open. nearly a week after hurricane sanny shut it down. >> ain't no gas down that way. >> reporter: new supply may ease the demand toms river, new jersey which isn't used to traffic jams like this one. more than half of the gaseses in new jersey and long island have been closed and patience is running on empty. >> hey. [ bleep ] i've been waiting here four hours. >> reporter: the prob
CBS
Nov 14, 2012 7:00am EST
the pentagon scandal and why he wants to stop president obama's choice for secretary of state. >>> and target employees are fighting back after being told they will have to open stores on thanksgiving night. >> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> no one should leap to any conclusions until we determine what the facts are and we will. >> the pentagon responds to a growing scandal surrounding general allen and former cia director petraeus. >> sources tell cbs news that paula broadwell the alleged mistress of david petraeus warned general john allen that jill kelly was a seductress. >> allen denies any wrongdoing as investigators look through 20 20,000 to 30,000 pages of documents. >> president obama will hold a news conference today since being re-elected and it's expected he'll talk about the so-called fiscal cliff. >> the american people want action. >> the only thing standing between success and failure is presidential leadership. >> three people have died in central italy has people are affected by widespread flooding. >> the man who accused a
CBS
Nov 4, 2012 9:00am EST
, president obama is teaming up on the campaign trail with former president bill clinton. last night in bristow, virginia, they attended a rally of more than 24,000 people. mr. clinton vouched to the president's economic plan saying mr. obama had done a good job with a bad hand. governor mitt romney is also logging campaign miles this weekend. yesterday in the battle ground state of new hampshire, he criticized president obama for urging americans to vote as, quote, the best revenge. romney encouraged his supporters to vote for love of country instead. two atlanta police officers were killed last night when their low-flying helicopter crashed near a busy intersection. the officers were part of a team searching for a missing child. the child later turned up unharmed. egypt's coptic church has a new hope. the selection process unfolded this morning during a televised ceremony in cairo. the ship was named a cop tick patriarch after a blindfolded altar boy drew his name out of a chalice. now for the weather, cool up north. rainy down south. and calm out west. in the days ahead, a mid-wee
CBS
Nov 11, 2012 10:30am EST
the obama administration fumbled the ball with iraq. but he turned iraq around. he was a great general, and his resignation is a loss for the country. but i understand why he had to resign. >> schieffer: there are all these stories, these pieces of it that are now coming affect, that now there seems to be another woman who was involved, and she went to the f.b.i. because she was frightened of these e-mails. do you-- do you think there ought to be a congressional investigation to sort this out, or is it best to just go on and leave it where it is? >> well, if there's no effect of the affair on national security, i think we need to move on. but at the end of the day, the one thing that that's happen in my view is we've got to get to the bottom of benghazi. i hate what happened to general petraeus for his family and the families for those involved, but we have four dead americans in benghazi. we have a national security failure in the making. i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi before, during, and after the attack if general petraeus doesn't testify. so
CBS
Nov 5, 2012 4:30am EST
jablow -- matt jablow, 9news now. >>> president obama will travel to three swing states today before heading to chicago for election day. >>> governor mitt romney will stop in virginia, florida and new hampshire before returning to boston. susan mcginniss has more. >> reporter: president obama did a little dance in cincinnati where stevie wonder induced him. -- introduced him. also at ohio, mitt romney talked about the president's chances of winning. >> it is possible, but not likely. >> reporter: the candidates have been burning up jet fuel crisscrossing the country. sunday president obama was in new hampshire, florida, ohio and colorado. >> i know a bunch of you have voted. but if you haven't, there is still time. >> reporter: today he will hit florida, colorado and ohio before heading home for election day. mitt romney's battleground sunday included ohio, iowa, and pennsylvania. today he will visit florida, ohio, virginia and new hampshire. >> you are tired of being tired. not justton but all the time. >> both candidates saw huge crowds at their rallies this weekend. and both real
CBS
Nov 16, 2012 12:00pm EST
question, who in the obama administration pinned the attack on demonstrators. >> he said it went through a long process, involving many agencies, department of justice, state department and no one knows yet exactly who come up with the final version of the talking points. >>reporter: five days after the attack, u.n. ambassador susan rice was still blaming a spontaneous demonstration outside the consulate. the obama administration now acknowledges al-qaida was behind the september 11th attack. >> the investigation tells us what you get from the ground, it evolves. when you get intelligence, you get intelligence, you collect it, you give it over to analysts, analysts review it and they send it out and it kept evolving over the process. >>reporter: reporters who were staked out for the general's arrival, but he used underground hallways to make his way to the hearing room. petraeus stepped down last week after acknowledging it had an extra-marital affair with his biography paula broadwell. he did not comment on the affair during his testimony to lawmakers, but he insisted it did not have
CBS
Nov 16, 2012 4:30am EST
. >>> is there some common ground to be found? president obama will be meeting with congressional leaders today to talk about how they are going to address the upcoming fiscal cliff. now the president is publicly saying he wants higher taxes on the richest americans. republicans say closing tax loopholes could do the trick. if we don't meet in the middle we could go back into a recession economists say. it's a long list of spending cuts and tax increases which will take effect in january if they do nothing. >>> a student accused of murdering her roommate has been found not on all charges. >> after three days of testimony, jurors sided with alexis simpson and her defense team which argued that dominique frazier's killing was a result of self-defense and not of murder. >> we never doubt it because we know our friend. >> truth prevailed through all of it. that's all i can say. >> reporter: friends and family rejoiced as they left a prince george's county courtroom in upper marlboro. it took the jury about three hours to return with a not guilty verdict on all seven counts simpson was facing. >> th
CBS
Nov 14, 2012 6:30pm EST
conference, mr. obama confronts senators over a top appointment, proposes a way out of looming tax increases, and tells us what he thinks of his disgraced c.i.a. director. reports from bob orr, nancy cordes, and wyatt andrews. for the first time, we meet the owner of the pharmacy whose drugs are linked to the deaths of 32 patients. jim axelrod is on the case. israel finds a sworn enemy and takes a shot. it's the beginning of a major military operation. ... and doctor jon lapook with a pineither surgeon who can turn a voice like this... into something like this. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, for the first time the president weighed in on the scandal that ended the career of his c.i.a. director and derailed his nominee to lead nato. president obama told a news conference no classified information was compromised in the e-mail and sex scandal. he was asked about david petraeus, perhaps most distinguished army general of his generation, who quit the c.i.a. last week after an f.b.i. investigation discovered that he was havin
CBS
Nov 8, 2012 7:00am EST
to work tor president obama. he and congressional leaders promise to work together to prevent a budget crisis but wall street isn't buying it. >> how looking in mirror could provide clues to your risk for heart sease. >> but with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. . >> second storm made your life miserable. >> new misery for the northeast as a post-sandy storm slams the region. >> 60 mile-per-hour winds, wintry mix coastal flooding. >> causing 100,000 new power outages. >> it gets frustrated. it eats away from you. finally you see the light at the end of the tunnel and now we're starting all over again. >> finally got that forecast that i got last night i'm waiting for the locusts and pestilence next. >> worries about the fiscal cliff are affecting stocks around the world. >> president obama telephoned top congressional leaders urging more bipartisan cooperation. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we're ready to be led. not as democrats or republicans, but as americans. >> i want to work together but i want everyone to also understand you can't push us around. >> toda
CBS
Nov 12, 2012 7:00am EST
that mr. obama is willing to let the deadline pass, let tax rates go up and spending be cut. if he can't get the deal he wants. >> bill plante in washington. thank you. later this morning we'll ask conservative activity jaft grover norquist if republicans are backing away from his no tax increase pledge. >> two weeks ago sandy battered the northeast. hundreds of homes and businesses have no power. most on long island. the governor of new york is calling for an investigation as mark strassman reports from brooklyn. residents are angry at the lack of answers. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. in many hard hit areas have come a long way but not garrison beach, brooklyn. most folks are waiting for power to come back on and waiting for insurance inspectors to show up and for them the storm has never left. in this driveway, soggy possession we found janet, wringing saltwater from her nieces collection. she's surviving on generator power and grip. >> have no heat. i have no electric. what do you do first? >> reporter: two weeks ago sandy flooded this community's 2400 homes. ever
CBS
Nov 15, 2012 7:00am EST
because they think she's an easy target, then they got a problem. >> president obama fires back at republican critics. >> the controversy over susan rice calling the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi spontaneous has reached a boiling point. after republicans threaten to block her possible nomination for secretary of state. >> the president thinks we are picking on people, he really does not have any idea of how serious this issue is. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody they should go after me. >> david petraeus will be on capitol hill tomorrow to testify about the september 11th attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> we now know the identity of the fbi agent who triggered the investigation into the petraeus affair. >> three people have been killed ter rockets were fired into southern israel from gaza. the first israeli deaths after the country killed a hamas military commander yesterday. >> a popular energy drink, five hour energy is making headlines because of a potential link to more than a dozen deaths. >> c
CBS
Nov 10, 2012 8:00am EST
of the central intelligence agency. even president obama only learned of the scandal after returning to the white house from his re-election victory. cbs news homeland security correspondent bob orr is in our washington bureau and good morning to you, bob. >> reporter: good morning. david petraeus was one of america's most revered soldiers and as head of the cia in charge of some of the nation's most delicate operations. word of his resignation sent shockwaves through all of president only learned of the scandal after returning to the white house. david petraeus is not the first high ranking washington official to have an affair. but he is the first cia director to resign because of one. petraeus indiscretions came to the attention of the fbi. they were conducting an investigation into what looked like suspicious emails to a person at the cia and a person at the national intelligence agency. those emails involved paula broadwell the author of a petraeus biography called "all in." she spent time in afghanistan while petraeus was commander there, gathering mater
CBS
Nov 1, 2012 6:30pm EDT
to melt away. >> reporter: both sides acknowledge the storm provided mr. obama with a valuable opportunity to show bipartisan leadership in the closing days of this race. republican new jersey governor and romney supporter chris christie repeatedly praised the president's performance and his compassion. >> you're going t it to be okay. everybody is safe. >> reporter: today, mr. obama was back in campaign mode, deriding governor romney's promise to bring change to washington. >> another $5 trillion tax cut that favors the wealthy isn't change. >> no! >> turning medicare into a voucher is change, but we don't want that change. >> reporter: the president's schedule over the next five days tells you a lot about his campaign strategy. he'll be spending a great deal of time in ohio and wisconsin, trying to build a midwest firewall to prevent governor romney, scott, from getting 270 electoral votes. >> pelley: well, nancy, governor romney went hunting for votes today in another swing state, virginia. and jan crawford is covering his campaign. >> we really can't have four more years like the last
CBS
Nov 12, 2012 12:00pm EST
. at arlington national cemetery, president obama paid tribute to those who didn't make it back home alive. the president said the wreath he laid at the tomb of the unknown is intended to remember every service member who has ever worn our nation's uniform. he urged americans to be there for returning veterans and their families, not just now but always. the president also noted this was the first veterans day in a decade with no american troops fighting in iraq. >>> and this is video from the new york city veterans day parade. thousands lined the streets of manhattan sunday for the parade cheering and waving a flag. volunteers also collected winter coats for those in need nearly two weeks after storm sandy hit the area. >>> the hunt continues for the gunman who shot a taco bell manager in columbia, maryland. howard county police say two men confronted the manager outside the restaurant on minstrel way early yesterday and shot him several times. frantic employees ducked for cover and called police. the manager is hospitalized in critical condition. >>> a protest in florida was held on beha
CBS
Nov 12, 2012 4:00am EST
the country from going over the fiscal cliff will be the focus of president obama and lawmakers this week. the president has scheduled meetings with labor representatives, business leaders and members of congress to discuss ways to avoid the automatic tax increase and spending cuts that will go into effect at the beginning of 2013. there is no bigger issue on the agenda in washington between now and the end. year than reaching a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. without an agreement on january 1st the bush era tax cuts will expire and $1.2 trillion in spending cuts goes into effect. that will likely result in a spike in unemployment and trigger a new recession. >> everybody recognizes that this will be a terrible thing for american families, for our economy, for just running the government in a sensible way. >> president obama has said any deal must include a tax increase on wealthy americans. an idea that republicans are pushing back against. >> raising those rates on january 1st would according to the independent firm ernst and young destroy 700,000 american jobs. >> but on "face the nati
CBS
Nov 13, 2012 7:00am EST
. >> president obama gets set to shuffle his cabinet. why some republicans aren't happy with who he wants to replace hillary clinton. >>> and a big day here in studio 57. we'll talk with oliver stone, mike huckabee, the billionaire co-founder of instagram, and golfer nick faldo. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >>> the federal bureau of investigation referred to the department of defense the matter involving general john allen. >> the pentagon is rocked as a top u.s. general is linked to the petraeus scandal. >> the u.s. commander in afghanistan is under investigation for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelley. >> the sex scandal began when kelley received harassing e-mails from petraeus's biographer and mistress paula broadwell. >> federal agents were at paula broadwell's north carolina home last night for more than four hours. >> the fbi agent who launched the investigation that led to petraeus resigning is himself being investigated. he sent shirtless pictures of himself to ms. kelley. >> where do shirtless pictur
CBS
Nov 17, 2012 8:00am EST
presidents seem to have it. we'll see if president obama can learn the lessons of history. >>> then the truth about what to buy and not to buy in those black friday sales. we'll explain. >>> how to being a great on the gridiron just by getting in the game. it's the remarkable story. >>> it really is. first our top story this half hour, israel and the palestinians are once again teetering on the brink of war. this morning israeli war planes bombarded several targets in the hamas ruled gaza strip. hamas struck back. a ground war could be the next phase of the conflict. pizza pz in tel aviv. good morning allen and what is the latest you can tell us? >> reporter: good morning. hamas continues to fire rockets as you say, four of them hit a southern city. israelis have been pounding back and expanded their operations. they are hitting hamas infrastructure. one of the targets hit overnight was an office building used by the hamas prime minister. gaza is one of the most densely-populated areas on earth and it's a spill overof civilian casualties something that the israelis want to avoi
CBS
Nov 16, 2012 7:00am EST
and their wives. >> president obama visited new york. >> i promise we are going to be here until the rebuilding is complete. and i meant it. >> hostess will announce this morning if it will liquidate the entire company. are we on the break of a twinkie shortage? >> buffalo wins it to go to 4-6. >> all that -- >> you're welcome. >> you're very handsome. >> so -- >> that's how i roll too. >> -- and all that matters. >> and president obama and four top congressional leaders willamette at the white house for talks on the nation's looming fiscal cliff. >> -- on cbs "this morning." >> nobody likes the fiscal cliff and so much now didn't have much time to talk about it. >> yeah. the sex scandal is all anybody in washington can talk about. i wonder why the country is in financial ruin? >>> welcome to cbs "this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york. norah o'donnell is in washington. so is information cia director david petraeus who is meeting with members of congress this morning. >> margaret brennan is at the capitol where this morning's closed door hearings are being held. >> reporter: good morning t
CBS
Nov 11, 2012 6:00pm EST
was needed. obama senior advisor david axelrod called boehner's congress to members encouraging. >> i think there are a lot of ways to skin this cat so long as everybody comes with a positive, constructive attitude toward the task. >> jeff: if the automatic spending cuts happen, exactly 50% of the board without fall on the pentagon. national security correspondent david martin lays out what that would mean. >> reporter: the dreaded sequestration would double the $500 billion in cuts the pentagon is already planning to make over the next decade. defense secretary panetta has not minced words about what that would mean. >> if a sequestration is allowed to go into effect it will be a disaster for national defense. >> reporter: according to panetta the new american strategy of pivoting away from the wars in iraq and afghanistan toward the pas civic and an emerging chinese superpower would come undone. >> all of thatan go to hell if this congress doesn't face up and deal with the issue of sequestration. >> reporter: in this letter to senators panetta warned that by the time sequestration was ove
CBS
Nov 16, 2012 6:30pm EST
werner, thanks, anna. at the white house today president obama met with congressional leaders to try to work out a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. that's the combination o severe budget cuts and tax hikes that will go into effect in january if there's no agreement on the budget. nancy cordes is at the white house and, nancy, it appears that everyone's at least a bit more optimistic now, right? >> reporter: that's right, anthony. today's meeting was just the first step and the outlines of a deal are still far from clear. but in the wake of last week's election, leaders from both sides appear more eager to compromise with one another than they have perhaps in years. >> i think we're all aware that we have some urgent business to do. >> reporter: the president, vice president and four top congressional leaders insisted they are willing to put their own sacred cows on the line to get a deal and calm jittery financial markets. >> to show our seriousness, we've put revee on the table. as long as it's accompanied by significant spending cuts. >> reporter: in the meeting, house spe
CBS
Nov 11, 2012 9:00am EST
orr will bring us the latest on petraeus' resignation in just a few minutes. president obama can add florida to the list of states he won election day. state officials yesterday announced mr. obama captured 50% of the to mitt romney's 49.1%. in beverly hills yesterday the blue and white beginningham dress that judy garland wore was sold for $480,000. it was a major upset in college football yesterday. number one, alabama, lost to texas a&m. crimson threatenedded to turn the tide in the fourth quarter but this pass was intercepted and texas a&m held on to beat the previously undefeated crimson tide 29-24. now for today's weather. the coasts are clear and mild. but a line of thunderstorms is working its way across the country. the forecast for the week ahead shows more rain as well as seasonable cooldown in most parts. coming up, a fall from grace. election weekended with a november surprise. the sudden resignation friday of david petraeus as director of the central intelligence agency. the former army general, the most decorated and highly regarded one of his generation, said the reas
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Nov 4, 2012 7:30pm EST
to achieve is for president obama to be a one-term president." and that's what's happened this last year and a half. >> mcconnell: compromise is sometimes very difficult. my 47 members of the senate have very different views from harry and his colleagues about how much government we ought to have, how much taxation we ought to have, how much regulation we ought to have. it is not easy to reach agreement when you have very different views, steve, of the direction the country ought to take. >> kroft: truth be told, neither party's done much to resolve their differences, and have used every parliamentary trick in the book to obstruct each other's agenda. as minority party in the senate, the republican's favorite tool is the filibuster, a tactic older than this frank capra movie from the 1930s. >> half of official washington is here to see democracy's finest show, the filibuster, the right to talk your head off. >> kroft: by holding forth on the senate floor for days on end, the minority can delay or block bills that have support of the majority. >> great principles don't get lost once they
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